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Obama’s Berlin Speech — Grobe Nichts

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Grobe Nichts means a Big Nothing. Barack Obama spoke to a large crowd in Berlin — a big over-hyped media event designed to make Obama look Presidential to US voters.

Obama’s speech ran about 35 minutes and was filled with lots of platitudes and short on what his policies would be as President. He touched on every subject he could throw into the mix from the Berlin Airlift to Darfur, NATO and nuclear weapons.

This speech was an opportunity to show the world how he would lead, instead it was a laundry list of ideas with no solutions. But that is what his whole campaign has been about — just words, empty ones from this empty suit.

Obama’s speech did not inspire me — but he looked good in front of the large crowd. His campaign claimed it was over 200,000. — Before his arrival the crowd was entertained by two very popular German bands, reggae artist Patrice and rock band Reamonn.

All of these orchestrated events will be part of new ads trying to convince us that these pretty images makes him presidential. This was Obama’s first time ever in Germany and Europe — his blitzkrieg world tour does not make up for his fleeting knowledge of global politics.

Obama lacks the subtle, heartfelt characteristics of a U.S. President and world leader, he has no humility — Hot Air describes it this way: Cheering Germans or American military? Snubbing wounded soldiers?

Obama can read a speech and do the dance but what does he really think? We won’t know until it’s too late — or until we reject him in November.

See NewsBusters: ABC’s Jake Tapper: Obama Thinks He’s President; Denies Media Access

Posted: 1220PT 07/24/08


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  1. Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:23 pm

    What, short on policies? Did we listen to the same speech?

    When he is President, Barack Obama will strive in his quest to defeats walls—walls of all shapes, all colours, all heights, made of all materials, and dividing all things.

    There has never been another presidential candidate, and clear about it, as Barack Obama.

    But I guess you’re pro-wall.


    More seriously: that’s a good, calm take on the speech. I thought it was funny that one of the biggest cheers was for Obama’s father being a Kenyan goat herder.

  2. Friday, July 25, 2008 3:04 pm

    “Grobe Nichts means a Big Nothing” – you are absolutely right: “Grobe Nichts” does not exist in german language. I don’t know which online translator that you tried failed miserably on this particular task.

  3. Friday, July 25, 2008 3:06 pm

    Ah, by the way: the number you write to be estimated by the Obama campaign was coming directly from DPA wire (DPA = DeutschePresseagentur, German Press Agency), our “AP”.

  4. cmblake6 permalink
    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:57 pm

    Actually, that would have been “grosse”, it’s just that the ss looks like a b. In any event, Barack HUSSEIN Obama is a useless p.o.s. that is totally beyond excuse as a political candidate. I’ll stop now before I get into mass profanity.

  5. Monday, August 4, 2008 3:02 pm

    Do the thought of a McCain presidency makes you feel all comfy and cozy inside, huh? I just love seeing the flag being burned in all those countries when Bush has shown up these past years. What a true pleasure and feeling of security.

  6. Monday, August 4, 2008 3:05 pm

    So does the thought of a McCain presidency makes you feel all comfy and cozy inside, huh? I just love seeing the flag being burned in all those countries when Bush has shown up these past years. What a true pleasure and feeling of security.

    I don’t know about you but 72 yrs old??? I don’t care how long his mother’s been alive but his mind is just not up to where it needs to be – and that’s NOW,,, how about a few years from now? Just admit that a Republican presidency as it is stacked up presently just would not be in this country’s best interests. Maybe next time.

  7. Monday, August 4, 2008 3:13 pm

    Must admit that I am surprised about tapper – I am an admirer of his. My comment about 72yr and not the Republican’s time is the way I feel about Hillary’s loss. I wish it was Hillary but it isn’t. I recently came to support Obama because he’s the best of the two. I could never support the Republican platform and you Republican’s don’t come off of it – ever. It seems as though there is zero ability to have any independent thought or you’re drummed out.
    That is a big negative and i don’t see how you can dispute that assertion (as evidenced by some of even McCain’s changing views).
    I am concerned about Obama but it would be nice for us to be on top again.

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